All Star weekend was a blast as it always is. There was lots of fun being had and its a great way for fans of the game to see their favorite players away from the pressures of the game.
Shea Weber finally won the hardest shot comp clocking in at over 108mph. Jonathan Drouin was the fastest skater and Pat Kane won the Accuracy challenge
Team Foligno beat Team Toews in the Skills competition but Toews’ team won the game 17-12. Tavares tied the record for goals scored in an all star game with four and Voracek tied the record for points with 6
Ovechkin wanted to be picked last badly as the last player picked gets a new car. Well of course the Internet was blowing up about how greedy of him he makes millions yada yada. But the real reason was so that he could donate the car to the Washington Ice Dogs, a local hockey program for children and young adults with physical and developmental disabilities. Once Honda found this out the gave him a new car which Ovechkin quickly destroyed with punches and kicks like the bonus stage of Street Fighter. No he didn’t. He donated the car and good for him. Guy gets a bad rap but he did an awesome thing.
Now that we are back to the regular season it’s crunch time for some teams. And after a break like that we are treated to 11 games tonight.
Rangers vs Islanders Betting Tips
Both teams come into this game on fire. The Isles are in 2nd in the East, 1st in the Metro and are 7-3 over the last 10. The Rangers are 8-2 and have looked unstoppable at times.
With the goal clinic the Tavares put on in the all star game you have to think that it may translate to him catching fire.
Both teams are rested and ready to go. With the extra time off, both teams on fire and the intense rivalry between the two I like this game to be high scoring
Jets vs Penguins Betting Tips
The Penguins have lost their last 4 games, the Jets have won their last 5
The Penguins have been banged up all year long but right now may be the worst it has been for them. Crosby and Letang are listed as day to day while Malkin, Hornqvist, Matta, Comeau and more are in the IR
We have to like the Jets chances here especially if Crosby and Letang don’t play
Sabres vs Flames Betting Tips
Sabres limp into this game in a 11 game losing streak.
Gotta like the Flames here. Not much else to say